The economy and the lifestyle of people of Imathia and the whole country until the middle of this century were predominantly rural. The tools used by the people were not only economic life but served their Epirus in every activity of their daily life.

The categorization of the tools
The tools are divided into categories according to their usefulness:

1. Tools for digging (excavating).
2. Tools for plowing, harrowing and sowing the fields.
3. Tools for mowing.
4. Tools for threshing and winnowing of fruit.
5. Tools for grinding and the general processing of a crop.
6. Other tools for general use.

Presentation of agricultural tools
1. Tools for digging (excavating).
a. Hoe: They are mainly iron with a wooden handle and a large sharp broad head shaped hemisphere and square, slightly convex. Used in the fields, mainly for hoeing tobacco and corn. Can be used by women.
b. Shovel: With wooden extension (the bludgeon) results in a flat iron outlet. Manufactured mainly from iron or steel, mainly used by men digging even very large hole in the ground. This mainly digs minor soils (orchards) but we moved the dirt, snow, sand. With shovel open graves and burying the dead.
c. Small how: Almost identical instrument with the hoe, they are smaller and lighter and are used mainly by women hoeing the garden.
d. The Tsatali: a body with two iron bits, so it can be tucked deep into the ground and creates cracks. Of course we can not forget the “tsatali” of our childhood, that wooden object that suitable treated operated as ... a shotgun. The origin of the word is Turkish: çatal = fork.
e. The kasmas: Fairly heavy body, the basis used by men for the effective opening large holes, puddles on the ground. It has two ends a pointed and one wider surface. The name comes from the Turkish word: Kazma.

2. Tools for plowing, harrowing and sowing the fields.
a. Coulter: It was an iron tool, single or double (and is found in a larger format). Coulter is essentially a piece of iron with a pointed projection was wedged on a piece of wood, which was the base of the plow. Had a curved shape. Coulter served to open the “ruts”. Drawn by horses, cows or donkeys and farmers scoured the fields.
b. Yoke: a wooden structure with partitions of iron used by the plowman to yoke the animals.
c. The harrow or the board: A large square or rectangular wooden nails in particular with a side, used for harrowing of the field, the fragmentation of the pellets and straightening of the field. Derived from the Slavic word barna (with added front, the final sigma).

3. Tools for mowing.
a. The scythe: Sharp barbed iron tool was used for cutting wheat, barley, threshing, and for cutting grass.

4. Tools for threshing and winnowing of fruit.
a. The spike-tooth harrow and the pitchfork: Wooden body with two or three teeth on edge, like a giant fork, where they used for winnowing grain during threshing. By the end pitchfork stir ears and winnow hay.
b. The sieve: tool plate with holes, large and small, where farmers dusted production, singling out the fruit from small haystack. Used the same logic as home utensil by housewives for winnowing flour etc.
c. The Giouvarla: A large toothed board, which was yoked mainly to donkeys and stomped the products in order to separate the fruit from its torso.

5. Tools for grinding and the general processing of a crop. 
a. Mill: A variant of the windmill, which is found on the islands, only that here the central axis dragged animals.
b. Ηandmill: Two well-shaped stones, one above the other, mounted on a wooden driver, used for grinding small amounts of grain.
 
6. Other tools for general use.
a. Billhook: Scissors in various sizes for trimming trees.
b. Axe: Tool ending in a sharp edge for cutting wood.
c. Stump: Large tree trunk, configured for a variety of tasks (cutting boards, meat etc.).
d. One-wheel trolley
e. The tentzeris (and its lid):Bronze utensil rural women use to cook any kind food. It should be periodically cleaned by the so-called “tinker” of that era.